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Tips to Keep In Mind When Developing Roll Formed Parts

Posted by CAMM Metals on Oct 31, 2018 2:25:00 PM

Most conventional metal fabricators have the ability to accommodate almost any part design requests, as long as you’re willing to cover the associated costs. With a proper roll formed part, there are no additional costs or considerations: increased lead times are nonexistent, scrap is reduced to virtually nothing and your designed part is produced efficiently and with great repeatability.

This blog post aims to help those who are interested in the basics of creating an efficient, cost-effective part.

Choosing the Right Material

Great parts depend on choosing the right materials. While your materials should be high-quality, it’s important that you choose a material that ’s appropriate for the roll forming process and your intended application. So, what types of materials are the best choice for roll forming?

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Topics: Roll Forming

4 Features That Make Waterjet Cutting The Right Choice For Your Next Metal Fabrication Project

Posted by CAMM Metals on Oct 29, 2018 2:30:00 PM

Over the years, water jet cutting has become an increasingly popular cutting method used for a wide variety of projects. Compared with other cutting methods, waterjet cutting yields cleaner results, more precision and reduced costs without some of the drawbacks associated with other methods, like thermal distortion or rough finished edges.

This blog post will help you to determine if waterjet cutting is the proper choice for your next project. We’ll cover how waterjet cutting works, its best uses, and the primary benefits.

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Topics: Waterjet Cutting, Waterjet cutting services, waterjet cutter

Tips for Your Next Metal Enclosure Fabrication Project

Posted by CAMM Metals on Sep 25, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Each and every metal enclosure project is started with the seed of an idea to solve a particular problem.  For example, consider this situation: you must help design a metal enclosure for an oddly sized and sensitive machine that must stay contained in a hazardous location, which will include moisture and exposure to high temperatures.

After dozens of metal enclosure projects, CAMM Metals has the experience necessary to develop uniquely efficient designs that meet a wide variety of distinct requirements. From the enclosure design and material selection to the chosen process and the quality of the equipment, every step is critical. So if you’re looking for an enclosure to protect your pristine electrical equipment, take a few moments to consider how your preferred company is manufacturing metal enclosures.

Regardless of situation, fabricating metal enclosures requires top-notch quality materials, state-of-the-art equipment and expert technicians. Continue reading this post, as we discuss several tips to help ensure your next metal enclosure fabrication project is a success.

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Topics: Custom Metal Fabrication, Metal Fabrication Projects, Metal Fabrication Process, Metal Enclosures

When is it Appropriate to Use Laser Cutting Vs. Waterjet Cutting?

Posted by CAMM Metals on Sep 20, 2018 10:49:34 AM

Modern metal fabricators are faced with many unique challenges, including maintaining flexibility while controlling costs with the latest projects. There’s a wide variety of equipment available and it can be tricky to stay up-to-date on the latest machine developments and how those developments can help to meet current and future operational needs. As machine technology continues to advance, there may be several ways to solve any one problem within a project, so the challenge is to fully understand each of those solutions and the unique advantages offered to remain competitive.

This week we would like to highlight some of the minor differences between water jet cutting and laser cutting.  Continue reading for more information about each cutting process.

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Topics: Waterjet vs Laser, Laser Cutting Capabilities, Laser Cutting Process

Quick Tips to Keep CNC Bending Costs Down With Your Next Project

Posted by CAMM Metals on Sep 19, 2018 11:21:00 AM

In many instances, metal fabrication projects require professional pipe or tube bending services. There’s a good chance that there’s a local bending company in your area that can meet the needs of your project; however, just because a company can meet your specifications, it doesn’t mean you should request a quote immediately, especially if you want to keep costs down.

That being said, there are a few simple tips to help save money on CNC bending when you’re looking for a suitable partner. Continue reading for some brief and informative suggestions to help cut costs on CNC bending projects without negatively affecting project quality.

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Topics: CNC Machining, CNC Bending

How Proper Maintenance Affects Laser Cutting Quality

Posted by CAMM Metals on Aug 28, 2018 9:39:00 AM

Lasers can produce some of the highest quality and most accurate cuts for fabrication. However, laser cutting can only be successful when fabricators consistently perform proper maintenance on their equipment. Without proper preventative maintenance, lasers will not perform optimally. Lack of preventative maintenance can lead to lower quality, imprecise cuts and an improperly functioning machine. Fortunately, as long as you perform regular maintenance, your laser will function optimally at all times. We’ve compiled a list of the top preventative maintenance steps you can take to keep your laser in optimal condition.

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Topics: Laser Cutting, Laser Cutting Services, Laser Maintenance

What Factors Affect Industrial Powder Coating Costs?

Posted by CAMM Metals on Aug 16, 2018 10:15:00 AM

For many fabrication projects, powder coating is a better option than traditional paint. It is typically the more long-lasting and flexible option, often yielding a better finish. If you're considering powder coating for your next project, you'll want to be aware of the factors in the process that can affect the cost. Read below to learn about these factors and what you can do to safe money during the powder coating process.

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Topics: Powder Coating, Powder Coating Costs, Industrial Powder Coating

Best Practices for Welding Aluminum

Posted by CAMM Metals on Aug 15, 2018 10:45:00 AM

Welding aluminum can be difficult, as the metal brings about unique challenges. Because of its unstable chemical composition, it can be easily broken up under stress. Its low melting point makes it likely to warp, crack, or break. Welders can also face issues with discoloration and feedability challenges. Because of these issues, it’s important to understand the best practices for welding aluminum to reduce the risk of problematic welds. Read below to learn about the best practices for welding aluminum.

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Topics: Welding Best Practices, Welding Aluminum, Welding Aluminum Best Practices

Why is Laser Cutting a Good Fit for Sheet Metal Fabrication?

Posted by CAMM Metals on Aug 14, 2018 10:45:00 AM

Laser cutting is one of the most effective methods for cutting sheet metal. When choosing a cutting process for a sheet metal fabrication project, it’s important to consider the capabilities of the tool you choose compared to the needs of your project. For many fabrication projects using sheet metal, laser cutting is the best choice. We’ve compiled a list of reasons why laser cutters are typically a good fir for sheet metal fabrication projects.

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Topics: Laser Cutting, Laser Cutting Services

A Brief Overview: How CNC Milling Machines Have Changed in Recent Years

Posted by CAMM Metals on Aug 9, 2018 10:15:00 AM

The development of CNC machines revolutionized the manufacturing industry. Automation and programming have led to a simpler and more accurate manufacturing process. As technology has improved in recent years, CNC machines have become more advanced and are better able to carry out their functions. Read below to learn about some of the ways that CNC milling machines have changed and improved in recent years.

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Topics: CNC Machining, Manufacturing Trends, CNC Machine Advances

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